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Star Trek: Legacy review

DerekSellar

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Report this Mar. 18 2011, 4:57 pm


As any gamer would do when they get most of the day to themselves (because Lecturers and Bosses alike pull a sickie to go and pre-order their copies of Final Fantasy VIII) I went on a quest of my own in search for the much hard to find Star Trek: Online - which really is hard to find, at least in Glasgow anyway.


After what felt like a decade of trawling through shop after shop searching the designated PC areas I was about ready to give up on my quest for Star Trek: Online and ready to buy a copy of Heavy Rain (which I still bought) when I spotted another Star Trek game in a pre-owned bin for £14.99 - Star Trek Legacy.


Now upon first glance at Bethesda Softworks’ & Mad Doc Software’s Star Trek Legacy I thought: ‘It looks pretty simple, it’ll pass a couple of hours.’ Heaven be damned! I was wrong.


I got it home, I put it in my aging 360 and I started playing, now it opens up with your first mission but gives you a walkthrough of the controls/basic play and at this point I’m still thinking it’ll only take a couple of hours but once I got passed the tutorial and onto the next mission, where I had to protect a Vulcan science vessel and it’s research facility from Romulan attack, queue first wave of attacks.


The first wave of attacks are simple and they put you in this false state of mind that it’ll be a breeze, the real shit hits you when you get to the second wave of attacks and you’re trying to protect the research facility while traveling to a repair base, fixing it and then using it, this is where I made my first mistake and the research facility got destroyed because as I went to repair one of my ships the rest of the fleet decided to follow, bad AI on Mac Doc’s part if you ask me. Oh did I forget to mention you can command a whole fleet and not just against the Romulans but all the other federation enemies, even the Borg! Alas I digress, the point where the research facility got destroyed was the point where the game got it’s first ‘gamer rage’ from me. We all have it, If you don’t then you need to stop playing your Wii and get some real games. (Not that the Wii doesn’t have real games.)


Fast forward half an hour and I’ve done it, safely protected the Vulcans and repaired 2 out of 3 ships. In order for me to make any progress in the game the main ship you pilot in this part of the story-line (I probably should have mentioned the game plays through the series' If I remember rightly you begin as Archer commanding The Enterprise) had to take heavy damage protecting the research facility from those damn Romulans while my other two ships come out the repair bay looking brand new and ready for battle. I would have been majorly pissed if Mac Doc didn’t include the feature to control the other ships in your fleet because it meant I didn’t have to depend on the then wreckage that was The Enterprise. Now comes the kick in the balls, once you finish the objective the Vulcans take off and run away from you. Basically the entire objective was just a way of raising my blood pressure and to test my restraint from breaking the bloody disk in two but you just continue on like nothing happened!


The entire game follows throughout like these objectives. One simple mission to relax you and then a TV smashing, infuriatingly hard mission. All in all it took me three and a half hours to complete the game and all I have to say is, Touché Mad Doc, Touché.


My rating: If you’ve always wanted to fly through space shooting lasers at aliens or you’re just a giant fanboy (or girl) for Star Trek then this game would do you no harm. I give Star Trek Legacy a furious 4 out or 5.



'There's coffee in that nebula' - Captain Kathryn Janeway

DerekSellar

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Report this Mar. 30 2011, 1:54 pm

I am eager for feedback on this review, if any of the 31 of you don't mind.


'There's coffee in that nebula' - Captain Kathryn Janeway

VORTEX8472

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Report this Mar. 31 2011, 6:46 am

I like the game (for 360 or PC), its fun to play skirmish once and a while, the ship renderings are good and the Captain voices are a nice touch. 


I agree with your statement @Derek Sellar, the premise for each level seems easy enough (kill, protect, scan etc.), then it throws you through a loop, making you choose between death and destruction, like the Kobahashi Maru (< forgive spelling).


I especially hate that level with Captain Picard's "Stargazer" one of the secondary objectives is to protect two sensor platforms, no matter how I place my ships, I can't seem to complete that objective.  One other thing the fact that you cannot start from any previous level or save/load your progress is infuriating, you have to start the game/level all over again.


On a side note, I played the PC version as well, I found some interesting patches online, and uploaded some non-trek ships (star wars, stargate, BSG) and even modified the coding to increase sheild strength and weapon power.  Its fun to fight a fleet of Romulan Warbirds, cutting through their sheilds with one shot!


I'll second your Rating; 4 doomed sensor platforms out of 5.

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Report this Apr. 04 2011, 6:21 pm

Good review.  I love Legacy, despite its flaws.  It may not be the best video game, but its one of the best Star Trek games out there.

Six of Nine

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Report this Apr. 06 2011, 3:51 pm

Great Game, needs to be longer. And how do you get U.S.S. Legacy.

DerekSellar

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Report this Apr. 06 2011, 4:31 pm

Quote: Six of Nine @ Apr. 06 2011, 3:51 pm

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>Great Game, needs to be longer. And how do you get U.S.S. Legacy.

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Complete the game on any difficulty, when you do then load your game back up (obviously after it's completed) and you'll be on the screen where you can buy ships. Sell all your ships and buy three soverign class ships and the last one will be U.S.S Legacy.


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Six of Nine

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Report this Apr. 25 2011, 3:03 pm

Quote: DerekSellar @ Apr. 06 2011, 4:31 pm

Quote: Six of Nine @ Apr. 06 2011, 3:51 pm

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>Great Game, needs to be longer. And how do you get U.S.S. Legacy.

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Complete the game on any difficulty, when you do then load your game back up (obviously after it's completed) and you'll be on the screen where you can buy ships. Sell all your ships and buy three soverign class ships and the last one will be U.S.S Legacy.


good to know


As a wise man once wrote, : "Nature decays, but latinum lasts forever".

Royalsfanen

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Report this Apr. 26 2011, 6:05 am

I loved the game. I thought the level of difficulty was right where it should be as far as the missions go, and also thought that the storyline was pretty solid as well. I have the game on 360, but ultimately out of all Trek games on all consoles it definitely makes my top three, which also includes Starfleet Academy (PC version, just such a long game but had an absolute blast playing it) and Armada (gives you a more Command and Conquer type of look, which I also liked). 

Trekker_Tokyo

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Report this May. 28 2011, 5:13 pm

Is this the most recent game for star trek??

guillermo.mejía

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Report this May. 28 2011, 6:57 pm

Aw man. I spen t so many hours on this game, over and over trying to get as many acheivements as posible.


I miss it with fond memories, though i will agree with everyone so far, in that there are some missions that just make you want yo knee your tv set, such as the Stargazer mission. No matter what (even playing in the ensign difficulty) I couldn't get the acheivement for saving all the platforms!!!


It was very enjoyable though to see so many diffrent classes of ships interact, even from one generation to the next. I had a TOS Miranda and a TOS Constitution fighting alongside the Movie Enterprise and an Excelsior.


Al so loved the ships designed for the Enterprise Era, such as the battleship. THAT really looked like a powerful ship.


I will say though, it would have been nice of Shatner to make the TOS Kirk sound different from his Admiral Kirk.


4/5 because of the bloody hard missions.


And I think it's the last consule Trek game, if that's what you meant.


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DjEquitus

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Report this Jul. 10 2011, 5:44 am

I have the PC version and have installed ULTIMATE UNIVERSE 2.0; with an endless array of ships, maps and extra possibilities it opened up an already vast game. Legacy is the type of thing i can go back to time again and never get tired of; the battles are incredibly realistics especially in UU and missions are equally challenging. LOVE this game to bits and can't wait for a Legacy II  x


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Six of Nine

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Report this Jul. 13 2011, 11:28 am

Quote: DjEquitus @ Jul. 10 2011, 5:44 am

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>I have the PC version and have installed ULTIMATE UNIVERSE 2.0; with an endless array of ships, maps and extra possibilities it opened up an already vast game. Legacy is the type of thing i can go back to time again and never get tired of; the battles are incredibly realistics especially in UU and missions are equally challenging. LOVE this game to bits and can't wait for a Legacy II  x

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Theres going to be a second?


As a wise man once wrote, : "Nature decays, but latinum lasts forever".

guillermo.mejía

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Report this Jul. 19 2011, 4:40 pm

I do not belive so. Just wishful thinking for now.


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DjEquitus

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Report this Jul. 19 2011, 5:56 pm

Aye - I dont believe so either  Really is a good game though and as I say, UU is basically Legacy 2  x


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